Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
The Hawa Mahal was used by the queens and ladies within the palace to glimpse on the life outside in the bazaars. It stands at the intersection of Johari Bazaar and Tripolia Bazaar.
I must admit I was a little disappointed by the Hawa Mahal. I had formed a picture of a much grander structure and I actually confirmed with nearby shopkeepers if this was indeed it!

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  1. Mridula January 19, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    Lovely composition the blue skies look fascinating.

  2. Nisha January 20, 2010 at 7:50 AM

    Both the pictures are awesome. I always like the birds flying in the open sky, so that's my favourite.

    Hmm... Jaipur has to be done.

  3. Anil P January 21, 2010 at 1:32 AM

    It sure looks grand enough from the outside.

    Must be even more so on the inside if they manage to retain the grandeur of the interiors from its earlier times.

    Do I see a kite flying near the top?

  4. wandering soul January 29, 2010 at 5:18 AM

    he he.. i guess it's the fault of photographers like you who make it look so awesome..;)
    Brilliant compostition..loved the pink contrasting with the blue skies.

  5. Praveen January 29, 2010 at 11:01 PM

    but this does look majestic!!!

    and the previous one too...

  6. Sid January 30, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    #Mridula: Thanks, glad you like it.

    #Nisha: Oh yeah, you definitely should. And the food, truly amazing. Don't let this discourage you but the food! Be prepared to gain a few pounds :-)

    #Anil: There was nothing wrong about the structure as such. I think it was a problem with my expectations :) And yes, I was there on Makar Sakranthi, so lots and lots of kites flying around. I tried my hand at flying one for the first time!

  7. Sid January 30, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    #Neelima: I am sure you are right! Even I was expecting something truly grandiose from all the photos I had seen. Glad you liked the picture.

    #Praveen: Thanks so much. Rajasthan is truly royal! More pics to follow.